UPDATED: 21 steps we should have used & must use NOW to end the COVID lockdown/vaccine insanity, to emerge & to NEVER make this mistake again; we never allow the lockdown lunatics to do this again!
by Paul Alexander
Today March 25th 2022, what is the way forward? How do we reverse the devastation visited upon us by the lockdown lunatics, the highly inept, illogical, specious, irrational COVID experts?
This is simply my opinion yet much of this is grounded in science. It is meant to continue discussions on how we move forward. Most of these suggestions should have occurred over one and one half years ago (1.5 years) and I argue 2 weeks after the March 15/16th 2020 lockdowns, yet I restate them today in the hopes that they can be implemented immediately (if not yet).
Today March 25 th 2022, what is the way forward after 24 to 25 months of COVID lockdown lunatic and vaccine insanity? What are the steps required to end this madness now and make sure nothing like this happens again? How do we transition and in doing this, take responsibility for our own health and decision-making?
1) There must never ever be a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to similar epidemics/pandemics as to response; instead, we must use an age-risk gradient, stratified ‘focused’ protection approach, focusing only on those who are at risk; the rest of the low-risk society must be left alone to make commonsense precautions
2) We need encouragement for elderly high-risk and vulnerable persons in the society (those with underlying medical conditions, obese persons), to protect themselves; double and triple down protections of the elderly in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, assisted-living facilities, care homes, and in private households etc.
3) Get the government and all alphabet agencies out of medicine! They are corrupted and do not care about you and there is no public health but political responses. The government is NOT your doctor. Allow physicians to once again exercise their best clinical judgements in how they can best treat their patients and cease the threats of discipline and punitive actions for not following the approved political line on matters of natural immunity and vaccine safety. US Medical license boards and Canadian Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons around the respective countries and the world have threatened countless medical providers with punitive actions for informing patients. The doctor-patient relationship used to be sacrosanct but that has been taken away. This has resulted in a neglect of early sequenced multi-drug treatment (combinations of antivirals, corticosteroids, and anti-thrombotic, anti-clotting drugs) that have been shown to cut the risk of hospitalization and death by approximately 85%. Similarly, the use of preventive (prophylactic) therapeutics (anti-viral chemoprophylaxis) is critical.
4) We need urgent PSAs on Vitamin D supplementation, on reducing obesity and on the positive impact on risk of healthy lifestyles, healthy more proper nutrition, routine exercise etc…this is very important to reduce the risk to this and other pathogen.
5) Message to the population that we are not all at equal risk of severe outcome or death if infected, such that there is a 1,000-fold difference in risk between children and older adults; this was likely one of the key initial misleading and false narratives drilled into the public’s consciousness by the US COVID Task Force and this duplicity and outright falsehood drove a sense of fear that hobbled and doomed the pandemic response.
6) We must stop all mass testing of asymptomatic persons, with only testing of symptomatic, ill/sick persons, including where there is a strong clinical suspicion; with this, there must be cessation of contact tracing where the virus has already spread extensively as it confers no benefit; these have been harmful; asymptomatic infection, transmission, and testing was one of the early falsehoods used to drive fear and compliance, forcing the population to accept the lockdowns and masks. Testing of asymptomatic persons over two years was devastating and very wrong. There was no sound justification.
7) We must stop isolation/quarantine of asymptomatic persons, with only isolation of symptomatic ill/sick persons, including where there is a strong clinical suspicion; no isolation of asymptomatic persons at borders; these have been very harmful and confers no benefit. Isolation of asymptomatic persons over two years was devastating and very wrong. There was no sound justification.
8.With this, I now turn to the RT-PCR test. What can I say without using expletives? It goes without saying that we never ever use flawed corrupted overly sensitive, over-cycled tests such as the RT-PCR test that was not designed to be a first line diagnostic tool. This test was a bogus test that was used to drive false positives and cause fear so as to accept lockdowns and masks. Made you think that even if you were well, no symptoms, felt fine etc., that you could be positive and you could be transmitting and you ‘should’ do your social civic duty to put on the face diaper and hide in the basement. Else you will be killing granny. Even though there was no indication of you being ill or even infected. The PCR test contributed with the ‘all being at equal risk of severe outcomes if infected and asymptomatic spread and recurrent infection lies, to the hobbling and even dooming of the response. It was one of the critical lies used to deceive the nation and drive fear. The PCR test was as bogus and flawed and failed as the 6 feet social distancing rule. This 6 feet rule was basically ‘made up’ and pulled from thin air. We know of high-level officials who have been on record saying this and this was outrageous as it harmed the society, it harmed businesses. There was no science or data to underpin this 6 feet rule.
9) No mask mandates, no mask use in school children, no mask use outdoors (it is nonsensical, illogical, and absurd), make case-by-case decisions based on risk.
It is way past time to throw away the masks for our children as they have provided no benefit and have and can cause harm to the growing child (emotionally, socially, and health and well-being, the masks are toxic, especially to our children). Unshackle your children, allow them to play free outside with their friends, to breathe the fresh air; allow your children again to live naturally with their environments. Allow their immune systems (their natural innate immunity system, their mucosal immunity) to be taxed and tuned up daily, challenged by the outdoors, by mingling and socially interacting, by living as normal (way back in January 2020, a time that seems ancient now).
We are creating a disaster and are likely and may have set our children up for disaster lifelong by the lockdowns, the masking, and school closures that have weakened their developing immune systems. Remember the risk to children is near zero and you as the parent must make the sensible common-sense decisions to safeguard your child. Do not listen to the nonsense tripe the CDC and NIH puts out and use the last 24 months of the upside down, flip-flops and nonsensical, often wrong statements and guidance by the CDC and even Dr. Marty Makary of Johns Hopkins said to turn off the nonsense by the CDC. The CDC is one year behind the science constantly on all things Covid-19; “They parade around ‘science’ but most of this is discretion. It’s not science,” Makary said of the CDC’s recommendations.
10) There must be no school closures for this and similar viral pandemics (and there should have been no school closures for this virus given what we knew, as we had the data one month out that children were of near zero risk and did not transmit to other children or adults or teachers), no university closures, nor forced quarantine of people in contact with those who test positive.
11) Never ever do we allow these COVID emergency powers to be given to our governments and NEVER ever do we allow our governments and technocrats to lock us down again, ever, and never for a virus with a 0.15% infection fatality rate (0.05% in persons <70 years) that is akin to seasonal influenza and based on what we knew about this virus 3 weeks to one month out; there must never be business closures and society must be kept open and never closed.
The crushing harms and devastation from lockdowns as we have seen far outweigh (outweighed) any benefit and the harms are/were most pronounced among the poorer in society who are least able to afford the restrictions. The lockdown itself killed people, hurt them extensively, destroyed families, prevented education of our children; child abuse was missed by closed schools (and remote schools) and the lockdowns promoted child abuse; lost jobs cause and caused stress in the household and with closed schools, children are vulnerable as the visibility is gone and this is catastrophic.
There is near zero risk to children from COVID and we are harming them by school closures; it was one of the most devastating misapplications of public policy. Most of the decisions made by the governments and their medical advisors were irrational, specious, and in most part reckless and have caused far greater harm. Again, never do we allow this. Countries like Australia and New Zealand are test case examples of all that goes wrong with nonsensical government lead responses and policies with unqualified illogical and irrational COVID advisors, ministries of health officials and leaders, medical officers of health and a corrupted media running interference. They devastate their people and leave them in a state of constant lockdown and reopening with no end in sight.
12) Allow the vast majority of society (the healthy persons, the young e.g. children, teens, young adults, middle-aged adults, older adults), the ‘well,’ and those with no underlying illnesses, to continue daily lives as close to normality with reasonable common-sense precautions. No lockdowns. In other words, we do not impede the low risk of becoming infected and we leave them largely unrestricted with common sense safety precautions. We heighten their risk of transmission (we increase the probability of infection among the younger and low-risk persons, especially our healthy and well children), so to speak. Harmlessly and naturally. We do not force it, but we do not impede it. And that at the same time, we secure the high-risk of illness persons so that infection risk is reduced for them. We strongly mitigate the chance of infection in the high-risk. We create a risk differential of contracting the virus that is skewed towards the young and healthy. And again, we do this harmlessly and naturally.
13) Mandatory vaccination by a nation or setting should have been a non-starter, for such has no place in good governance societies that are free. It should have never, and this is one of the greatest blunders of the pandemic response and the vaccine that was brought. This vaccine should have never been brought to the public as it was not properly safety tested and there still remains a lack of efficacy/effectiveness that is credible and can stand up to scientific scrutiny. We were badly mislead by the vaccine developers and the CDC and NIH for these COVID vaccines failed and are/were not properly safe. Stop the vaccine! Do not vaccinate our children with these vaccines as they are and were never needed.
We should have called for no vaccinations for persons under 70 to 75 years of age (it is/was not needed and contra-indicated once there is no risk); no vaccinations for children as the vaccine offers no opportunity for benefit and only opportunity for potential harms; no vaccination of pregnant women or females of child-bearing age, no vaccination of COVID recovered persons (already cleared the virus and are immune) or suspected COVID recovered persons. If vaccines were used in persons over 70, it should have only been used after shared decision-making with their clinicians whereby patients could make informed decisions and consent to being fully informed.
14) Liability protection must be removed that protects the vaccine developers. Those who were advocating for vaccinations must also have had risks on the table. Thus, pharmaceutical companies, vaccine developers, and governments, along with the FDA, must remove the liability protections. Yet they did not. They remained protected. No liability equates to no trust by the public and certainly parents. If anyone decides to get these vaccines going forward (and I would be stunned if they do given the failure and harms of the vaccines, I see no data to support this), then they must demand that liability protection be removed from the table.
15) There must never be vaccine passports (or immunity or antibody passports or any kind of passports), no such mandates for this virus and vaccine or similar, as these will constrain the rights of citizens under the questionable guise of safety; the vaccines as designed do not protect an individual by the provision of “sterilizing immunity.” By sterilizing immunity we mean that there are neutralizing antibodies and there is no further prospect of either getting infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus after a vaccination nor of passing along the virus to others; the evidence is very clear that the vaccines do no such thing and have failed especially against the Delta variant and complete against the dominant OMICRON (BA.1 and emerging BA.2) whereby even the CDC stated that the vaccinated and unvaccinated carry near similar virus and can spread; a prior seminal and transformational Israeli study by Gazit et al. revealed that natural immunity confers longer lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease and hospitalization caused by the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, compared to the BNT162b2 two-dose vaccine-induced immunity; SARS-CoV-2-naïve vaccinees had a 13.06-fold (95% CI, 8.08 to 21.11) increased risk for breakthrough infection with the Delta variant compared to those previously infected.
16) The FDA and the CDC with vaccine developers must immediately implement proper safety surveillance systems for these COVID vaccines, as to the harms and deaths accumulated thus far (as well as will accrue further). This must include data safety monitoring boards post vaccine, critical event committees, and ethics review committees, which at this time, do not exist. With this, a committee to review the existence and proper administration of ethical and fully informed consenting by the vaccinee. This has been a failure globally with efforts to underplay and hide the harms and deaths from the vaccine.
17) Clarify again that a ‘case’ is when someone has symptoms and is sick; an ‘infection’ is not a ‘case’ and this effort to deceive the public with the reporting of ‘cases’ must stop immediately so that the public understands the accurate parameters of the emergency.
18) Implement immediate testing for sero-antibody and T cell immunity before vaccinating the designated group. If you are vaccinating the higher-risk persons; you do not vaccinate persons who have active infection or who have recovered from infection, the same way if your child gets the measles infection and get the rash and fever etc., you do not then vaccinate them after they have recovered; you send them to school for they are now immune; use that same logic with Covid-19.
19) Cease the illogical, irrational, inaccurate, and nonsensical absurdity that Covid-19 vaccine immunity is/was superior to naturally acquired immunity when the science was always clear that natural exposure immunity is broad, robust, durable, mature, long-lasting and way superior to the narrow, and immature immunity conferred by the Covid vaccines. A recent article by Scott Morefield at the Brownstone Institute reveals the ridiculousness of the CDC and NIH. Doctors and academic scientists should hang their heads in shame for going along in silence with this garbage.
Just look at the prior published data from Israel on infection if infected and recovered versus if double vaccinated and it essentially destroys the negation of natural immunity or need for vaccination in toto or vaccine passports. “More than 7,700 new cases of the virus have been detected during the most recent wave starting in May, but just 72 of the confirmed cases were reported in people who were known to have been infected previously – that is, less than 1% of the new cases. Roughly 40% of new cases – or more than 3,000 patients – involved people who had been infected despite being vaccinated. With a total of 835,792 Israelis known to have recovered from the virus (if we looked at this report), the 72 instances of reinfection amount to 0.0086% of people who were already infected with COVID. By contrast, Israelis who were vaccinated were 6.72 times more likely to get infected after the shot than after natural infection, with over 3,000 of the 5,193,499, or 0.0578%, of Israelis who were vaccinated getting infected in the latest wave.”
20) Immediately stop the COVID vaccines. They have failed and are not safe. Stop this now, for evidence is accumulating to show that we are damaging our natural acquired and innate immune systems. This will have catastrophic impacts on children and on our societies. Importantly, the vaccine is non-sterilizing, it does not neutralize the virus and as such, cannot cut the chain of transmission. The COVID vaccine does not stop infection, replication, or transmission. This vaccine is driving the emergence of more infectious variants (natural selection selecting the ‘fittest’, most competitively advantaged from among the variants) as it damages the immune system of the vaccinee, yet critically, the vaccine can drive the emergence of more virulent, lethal variants that could threaten humanity.
21) We pursue public inquiries and examinations of the COVID policies we were subjected to for over 2 years. Proper legal inquiries. We investigate all the policies and actions and if decisions and policies caused the loss of life, then they who advanced them and implemented them, must be subjected to severe sanctions as per law.
In closing, stop the drive to keep our people in fear, cowering under their beds needlessly. For this and future pandemics or crisis. The medical experts and these COVID Task Forces have been wrong. Every decision has proven disastrous and they have caused far greater suffering and death from the collateral effects of the lockdowns and restrictions. It is time we allow other scientists and lay persons a seat at the table for as it stands, those currently at the table have only made illogical, irrational, unscientific, nonsensical, often absurd and even reckless decisions that have only hurt lives.
We need different perspectives and an open discussion. If it is all about the science, medical decision-makers must follow the data and science and to use it and use critical analysis of the data. These decision-makers must understand the impact of their policies and stopping COVID at all costs was not a policy and was not attainable. If a policy is based on an unattainable goal, pursuing it by every means causes great harm to the population. We did just that and killed thousands by these lockdown polices.